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The Bojnice altar is a series of 10 panel paintings produced around 1350. The story was that the altar went through a series of owners. it was originally done by Nardo Di Cione in Florence. The date is significant because it is right around the time of the peak of the bubonic plague in Europe (1348-50) Apparently the Altar was in several churches/monasteries in Italy. Then, in 1870, the good Count Palffy, an avid collector of art, found the altar in an antique store and bought it.
The altar did not come to Bojnice until 4 years after Palffy's death (1908). In 1933 part of the altar was stolen, which took a year to recover. Later, it was moved to Prague and after much wrangling and negotiation it was returned to Slovakia in 1995.
Today, to assure it is not stolen it was placed in a large room and you are sort of whisked by, you can't really get close to it at all. Though the presentation is pretty, it would have been nice to have had more time to admire it on the tour.
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